EA forms internal team to study ‘out there’ technologies

In addition to the likelihood that future Star Wars Battlefront games will include campaigns, EA’s Investor Day revealed that the company has formed a new team devoted to exploring future technologies, per a report from GameSpot.Areas of interest include virtual humans, deep learning, and virtual and augmented reality, the latter already making inroads with consumers. The team, dubbed Frostbite Labs, occupies two offices: one in Vancouver and another in Stockholm. Between them, Frostbite Labs is composed of 30 to 40 employees dedicated to “longer-term” projects that EA Studios vice president Patrick Soderlund described as “out there,” but that could make a huge impact on EA and leave an indelible mark on video games. One area of study, for instance, is deep learning, and greater knowledge in that space could change the way developers build…


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